Atlas Dynamics used the AtlasPRO UAS to help the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro State (PMERJ) to secure the Copa America soccer tournament. The company has kept in mind the cost and has developed autonomous drone operations by providing users with a constant eye in the sky. The PMERJ was able to search for anomalies and gather additional information that the local forces defined with the help of 3 drones.
“As the force responsible for ensuring the security of the residents of Rio and the Copa America tournament, we were determined to use the most advanced technological capabilities available on the market to serve our mission needs,” said Colonel André Batista, Commander of the Choque Special Forces. “Deploying AtlasPRO helped us guarantee security for the Copa America tournament efficiently and cost-effectively.”
The AtlasPRO allows fully and semi-autonomous missions with 50 minutes of flight time and a range of 10 km. The drone features multi drone hot-swap which allows first users to define a point of interest as well as send the first drone to fly above it by using the AtlasMESH Multi-UAV Communication System.
MESH can help provide hours of surveillance
“MESH multi drone operating is the next big thing,” Ivan Tolchinsky, CEO and Founder of Atlas Dynamics told Commercial UAV News. “There is just so much one can do to optimize current batteries using design and innovation in energy consumption. One of the AtlasPRO advantages — and the iconic look — is derived from its design that optimizes energy consumption, which allows us to reach 50 minutes of flight time. But MESH allows us to get much more out of the system by enabling continuous eyes-in-the-sky and hours in the air, be it for one mission or several. This feature changes the paradigm of endurance — it doesn’t matter if we fly 45, 50, or 60 minutes anymore, as MESH enables us to have a constant eye on the target for hours from the same operator and the same GCS.”
MESH is a network of several drones that can be operated through a single Ground Control Station (GCS). Thus, by controlling and commanding several UAVs together, Atlas can keep track of its subject for hours, irrespective of the flight time of each drone. Also, this multi-node connection helps to carry out several missions in unison.
As a provider of tactical and autonomous UAS, Atlas Dynamics “wants to power first responders around the world with high-caliber, cost-effective, end-to-end UAS solutions that provide timely, accurate data and help save both lives and money,” Tolchinsky said. The EU based company currently has several exciting technological innovations and strategic partnerships planned for the future and bringing its MESH technology to the American professional user.